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Bose Smart Soundbar 700

Bose Smart Soundbar 700

MPNs: 795347-5110 and 795347-5210
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Adam
AdamSydney, NSW

Very poor quality from a premium brand

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Purchased in for $2,400.

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Derek F
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Bose Soundbar 700 - Not for Everyone

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Purchased the Soundbar 700 in June 2020 and find the bar annoying. Connected via optic to TV as I did not want yet another digital account just to move air in the room. I put up with having to turn it on each time I used the TV (a feature of the optic connection) but a year and half later it randomly does not switch on. I do not use HDMI as I don't wish to play BOSE's digital games. Gone back to the TV speakers - they are more reliable! If, like me, you pay big money for a product and expect it to work then don't buy this product. If you are happy to pay and play BOSE's silly game of connecting the device to your home Wi-Fi then consider the product.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $960.

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Wei
WeiMelbourne
  • 4 reviews

Broken in 2 years repair fee is 349 at least

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I only used it 3 month a year, then the third year I want to use it it does not turn on, searched online it is common issues and cost various.
Most people post on Reddit said 150 dollars fixed I assume it is in US because Australia is freaking 349 dollars to fix this.
Don't ever buy this rubbish (although it looks nice)
Who can expect this kind of products can be broken in like 2 years

Purchased in at Harvey Norman.

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Ajay
AjaySouthwest, VIC
  • 2 reviews

Best balance sound ever

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Really love watching movies and listening music, many of friends bought Bose after listening and testing the music system at my place.its feels expensive but worth it. Go get yours .

Purchased at Myer for $1,000.

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Dave
DaveHunter Region, NSW
  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes

Awesome sound but too complex to set up and fix issues

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Way too complex to set up and fix issues. Our power got turned off by electrician and I can’t get the sound bar working again despite looking up the Bose help page.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman Retail Stores for $1,100.

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Abilotti
AbilottiSydney
  • 6 reviews
  • 4 likes

It’s ok - Customer Service BAD!

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I had the older Bose sound bar and base. I bough the 700 surround with base and rear surround speakers and was disappointed. It’s ok but not worth $2100! It’s just not right. Plus the Adaptiq unit you use to calibrate never worked. Bose replaced it but no good. Impossible to calibrate… if you can’t calibrate the surround speakers are hopeless and you can’t hear much on them.

Bose service is terrible! They say they’ll replace bla bla and when you wait, the service department has no record. Just hopeless! Totally hopeless! Now I’m taking it Back… they denied they said they’d replace the whole unit. JB HiFi has been fantastic luckily.

DON’T BUY!

Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $2,100.

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Holly
HollyNew South Wales
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Nothing but trouble

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Purchased in at Harvey Norman Retail Stores for $1,100.

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Marveen V.
Marveen V.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
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Bose connectivity issues and worse customer service

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Purchased in at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Electronics for $2,500.

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Ankur
Ankur
  • 2 reviews
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Bose Is Bad!

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Purchased in for $1,690.

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Mike
MikeSydney, NSW
  • 5 reviews
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Soundbar 700 remote failed

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My remote won't light up or control the soundbar (it just stopped working). Changed the batteries etc, no change. Tried unpairing etc as recommended by BOSE, no luck. Anyone got any ideas and yes, the batteries are brand new and installed correctly.

Purchased at JB Hi-Fi for $1,200.

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Karl
KarlSydney, NSW
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Sounds good when it works.

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Remote has a mind of its own.
Constant issues connecting / reconnecting / pairing. It’s real pain in the butt. The rest of the family hate using the remote and I persist with it because I spent the money. But seriously I just want to be able A) play music and not have spend 10 minutes trying to connect or B) pick up remote and turn tv on or off with having to Try ten times. So over it. Shouldn’t have all these issue last for a device that was soo expensive. Don’t buy one, it will do your head in.

Purchased in at Addicted to Audio Physical store.

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Richard
RichardSydney, NSW

Ready to chuck it in the bin.

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I’ve owned this overpriced sound bar 700 for 2 years. Re set. Re configured. Re read instructions. It sounds awesome. When it works. Unfortunately very unreliable.
Couldn’t recommend it. And after owning many previous Bose speakers and lifestyle systems.. this puts me off buying anything new from Bose.

Purchased at JB Hi-Fi for $999.

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good hardware, worst software

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very good sound,
but the software is the worst ever, kept updating, no way to change it, too hard to use,
but sound is really good, i dont recommend of buying it

Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $750.

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Will not be purchasing another bose product

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Have had nothing but problems since I purchased the soundbar, when it works its the best, but occasionally it does not connect then you have problems. Taken it back to the shop, they had it for a month, worked for a couple of weeks then stopped. Managed to get it going again. But it has gone again and nothing seems to fix it.
Only had this 17 months
Liam

Purchased in for $1,300.

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Keep fiddling it

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Always have problem connecting to the TV and at times have the remove the ARC cable and turn the power off and reset it again . The app is no good and can see no controls displayed on the TV. Very boomy bass from the sub. The app will not function without a wireless network ::((((
However as usual the midrange vocals sound good

Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $2,200.

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Questions & Answers

Befetti
Befettiasked

Faulty Bose Products and Australian Consumer Guarantee:
Wei posted that she paid over $300 for the repair of a 2-year old failed Bose product! So, Bose did not repair or replace the product at their cost, is my understanding.
It is a serious concern if Bose Australia is not respecting the Australian Consumer Guarantee. Clearly a Bose product should last way more than 2 years. I would suggest a 5 year lifespan as reasonable. If this is indeed the case then stop supporting Bose in Australia and, more importantly, take up a failed product not being repaired at their cost, within its reasonable life span, with the ACCC.
Awaiting a reply from Bose AU.

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Daryl
Darylasked

Bought one a month ago Aug 2020. Sounds are great, build is great, I find the software relatively easy to setup and use (I am a software tester by trade). For those having connectivity issues I did notice after a power outage it tried to jump on to my 2.5Gz wifi when it was originally connected to my 5Ghz wifi. Easy solution, just set up both. Have had 0 issues with connectivity since. For those struggling with the software my opinion is if you want such a connected device given the nature of google/alexa assistants/wifi/casting/blue tooth etc. bose has done a great job at keeping the software as simple as they can (I actually prefer more layers to access). I'd suggest if the software config is too much then go for a less connected device as this is the nature of the beast these days. Although one recommendation around the wifi settings is to enable users to favorite/drop connections.

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is the Bose 700 soundbar fully compatible with Foxtel iQ4 and its 4K channels?

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Details

CategorySoundbars and Subwoofers
Price (RRP) $1,199.95
FeaturesAirplay and Amazon Alexa built-in
Connectivity OptionsBluetooth, HDMI ARC, HDMI eARC, Optical Port, USB and Wi-Fi
Soundbar Dimensions57 x 978 x 108 mm
Weight4.76 kg
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Colour / FinishArctic White, Bose Black
Speaker Configuration
Subwoofer TypeBuilt-In
Satellite Speakers0
Up-Firing Speakers0
Channels5.1
ManualDownload manual
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  • GTIN12: 017817788830
  • MPN: 795347-5110 and 795347-5210

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